Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 11:15am

Categories: Athletics

With an assist from Land O'Lakes, the Golden Goldys award ceremony celebrated the athletic and academic achievements of more than 700 U of M student-athletes. The May 1 event was hosted by Intercollegiate Athletics and held in the DQ Club at the TCF Bank Stadium.

Peter Janzen, general counsel and CAO at Land O'Lakes, presented the Land O'Lakes Outstanding Achievement Award in... Read more

Topics: Sponsorships, Land O'Lakes Scholars

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 4:15pm

Categories: Athletics

​Land O'Lakes and the U of M celebrated a construction milestone on April 28 when the final structural beam was placed in the U of M’s Athletes Village project, which includes the Land O'Lakes Center for Excellence. Also called “topping off,” the ceremony is traditionally a celebratory time as the last beam, which is painted white and signed by key stakeholders, is placed atop a structure.  ... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 5:00pm

Categories: Athletics

Gopher student-athletes believe it's important to return the outstanding support given by fans and donors by returning some of their time through volunteer and charitable activities. On April 25, Land O'Lakes and Gopher volunteers teamed up to assemble snack bags that were donated to Neighbors, Inc. in South St. Paul, a social service agency serving northern Dakota County in Minnesota. Through... Read more


Monday, April 17, 2017 - 4:45pm

Categories: Athletics

How do U of M student-athletes maintain a collective G.P.A. above the campus-wide average, despite their demanding athletic schedules? Learn more—including how the innovative Land O'Lakes Center for Excellence is poised to become one of the premier academic centers in the nation. A $15 million leadership commitment from Land O’Lakes is... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 5:15pm

Categories: Athletics

U of M football coach P.J. Fleck helped bring the “March Madness” spirit to employees at the Land O’Lakes headquarters on March 30. Loren Heeringa (SVP and CHRO) introduced Coach Fleck, who shared his “row the boat” philosophy and the story of his personal journey to Minnesota. “The audience was enthused that he spoke with such passion,” said one attendee.

Friendly competitions... Read more


Friday, February 17, 2017 - 3:15pm

Categories: Athletics

Watch the Land O’Lakes Center for Excellence rise from the ground in this 66-second time lapse video of progress on the Athletes Village project. A $15 million leadership commitment from Land O’Lakes is supporting construction of the innovative center, on the left portion of the video.

Learn more about the Land O'Lakes ... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 9:00am

Categories: Athletics

A $15 million leadership commitment from Land O’Lakes is supporting construction of the innovative Land O’Lakes Center for Excellence. Take a virtual tour by “flying” through the academic, leadership development, and nutrition centers in the facility, which is currently under construction as part of the Athletes Village project on the U of M campus. It is scheduled to open January 2018.

Topics: Athletes Village

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 9:15am

Categories: Athletics

Being ready to learn and succeed includes having the right school supplies. That’s why several Athletics Dept. staff and former Golden Gopher athletes recently teamed up with Land O’Lakes employees to assemble backpacks full of free school supplies. The backpacks are distributed to families struggling with poverty in rural communities where Land O’Lakes co-workers live and work.

The... Read more

Topics: Sponsorships

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 1:30pm

Categories: Athletics

Chris Policinski joined U of M President Eric Kaler, Mortenson representatives, and other top donors at a “Placing of the Beam” ceremony on November 22.  Also called “topping out,” it is traditionally a time of celebrating when the last beam, which is painted white and signed, is placed atop a structure during its construction.  

The ceremony marked a milestone in the construction of... Read more

Topics: Athletes Village

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

Categories: Athletics, By the Numbers, Community, Students, Faculty, Students, Fellowships, Scholarships, Recruitment, Research

In September 2014, Land O’Lakes announced a landmark $25 million investment in the University of Minnesota through the year 2024. How is this investment making a difference? Find out by watching this short video highlighting some of the “greatest hits” of our partnership during the last two years.

Topics: About, Athletics, Students, Faculty, Recruitment, Research, By The Numbers



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